Veteran Entrepreneurship Series: Boots to Business
Welcome to Empire Resume’s series on Veteran Entrepreneurship, where we’re giving you the details on resources to help fuel your veteran small business ideas. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Boots to Business (B2B) and show you how you can use this amazing program to get started on your entrepreneurial journey. We’ll explain what it is, who it’s for, and how you can apply.
What is Boots to Business?
Boots to Business is a two-day course offered on military installations around the world that offers veterans an introduction to entrepreneurship.
The program, offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is also a training option of the military Transition Assistance Program’s (TAP) specialized transition tracks.
Who Is the B2B Course For?
The in-person course is available to transitioning service members in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard (including National Guard and Reserve), veterans of all eras, and military spouses as well.
Through Boots to Business, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship and learn the keys to starting and launching a business including:
- Intro to business ownership
- Conducting market research
- Legal considerations
- Financing your business
Check out the Boots to Business Fact Sheet for more information.
How Do I Apply for Boots to Business?
To apply for the Boots to Business course, you must first contact the transition office on your local military installation to complete the registration process.
Next, you can view the upcoming course schedule online and gain access to the B2B Community Portal by creating a profile. Once you’ve created a profile, you’ll be allowed to enroll in your course of interest, download load the class materials and receive notifications concerning your course.
It is important to note that the courses are moving online due to the developments with the coronavirus.
Continue to keep an eye out on our military to civilian blog for the next article in our series on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program. How will the B2B course help you in your business venture?
Dr. Phillip Gold is President/CEO of Empire Resume and has vast experience writing resumes for service-members transitioning from the military into civilian roles. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force responsible for leading nuclear missile security. Phillip is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and holds a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University, an MS in Instructional Technology, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Finance.